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Southside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #52 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Franco and Lynne's stylish B and B was a perfect place for a few nights' stay. A complimentary glass of Buck's Fizz to round off a tasty breakfast; a strong selection of DVDs and books to choose from; a decanter of single malt on the landing to help yourself to a nip of at the end of the day; good... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Franco was the perfect host who could be found each morning in the dining room, serving up beautiful breakfasts. The rooms were stylish and well appointed. The ensuite was huge and very functional. We had the top floor which was a bit of a hike up the stairs because there's no lift. But it was worth it because it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I read the reviews and decided to book for my 40th birthday. The accommodation is wonderful but very very noisy. Our room was comfortable but as it sits on a busy road there is alot of traffic noise. The worst of the noise came from the plumbing next door whenever the guest there used the facilities. I wouldnt recommend the... More

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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Your hosts are friendly and knowledgeable. The room tastefully decorated, with an extra little touch of a complimentary whiskey left on the landing at night time as a night cap. Lots of hot water. Breakfast very good with an excellent choice of buffet and cooked. They seem to have thought of nearly evetything, even the use of umbrellas in case... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Only few words are needed to say about Southside, warm, friendly and extremely tasteful (I know this is a personal opinion) especially the wee dram before bed and the breakfast. Besides this there are great places nearby to eat out. Well done Franco and Lynne

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Cairndow, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Another stay in excellent guesthouse as part of our annual trip to Edinburgh;s fiddle festival held each November. Outstanding breakfasts mean you are likely not to want to eat again during the day. At the top end of guest house prices but worth the extra.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have been coming to the Southside for many years now and it never ceases to delight. Impeccable service and a lovely warm atmosphere! I would far rather stay here than in some soulless hotel chain. The breakfast is fantastic! The bar across the road does great food and serves some fine beer!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a fantastic stay here while visiting Edinburgh. Our room was so quaint, bed was cozy...and the breakfasts were superb! Located within walking distance to the Royal mile, and you only have to cross the street for a fantastic place for dinner. We loved our stay at Southside!

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lynne and Franco run a fantastic guest house sin Newington close to the University and Commonwealth pool. You are always made to feel welcome. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. Franco supervises an excellent breakfast prepared by Lynne in the background. There is free wifi, buses stop nearby and parking is available. The pair also rent out a... More

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A last minute booking which worked out very well. Very welcoming and on a cold day, cosy and warm. Although the rooms retain much of their period ‘Edinburgh’ charm they lack nothing in modern facilities. Clean crisp linen and towels, an excellent range of toiletries and all the usual tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits and water. Super breakfast, good... More

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Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
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Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 
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